In Memoriam: Karen Cooper

AIANY laments the loss of Karen Cooper, President of Cooper, Robertson & Partners. She was known by her colleagues for her intelligence, decisiveness, generosity, and passion. Cooper died on 08.22.13 after a year-long battle with cancer.

A graduate of the State University of New York, Cooper joined Cooper, Robertson & Partners at its beginning in 1979, working along with her then-husband Alexander Cooper, FAIA, and Jacquelin T. Robertson, FAIA, and serving as the firm’s Director of Marketing and Business Development. At the time of her passing, she had been president of the firm for six years. As president, she succeeded in reorganizing the structure and refining the focus of the firm.

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Summer@theCenter 2013: Many Contributors Equal One Great Big Success

The Center for Architecture is a tad bit quieter today than it was just a few weeks ago when the exhibition spaces were filled with the bustle of 250 school-aged children who spent their summer exploring architecture and design. For nearly a decade, the Center for Architecture Foundation (CFAF) has hosted Summer@theCenter. The immensely popular programs sell out thanks to the wonderful partnerships established with local architects, designers, businesses, and cultural institutions related to the built environment. CFAF’s summer programs bring 3rd-12th- grade audiences through the design process, and the experience is enhanced exponentially by visits to cutting-edge sites such as the QueensWay, small architectural practices including Marpillero Pollak Architects’  work/live space and Adam Kushner’s breathtaking design/rebuild home and studio. The staff at Anderson Architects presented their retail work to students enrolled in the Store Design studio, while Heintges explained their important role in curtain wall technology to students in the 21st Century Skyscraper studio.

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Names in the News

The National Building Museum named the co-founders of Friends of the High Line, Joshua David and Robert Hammond, as laureates of the 15th Vincent Scully Prize… The Chicago Athenaeum: Museum of Architecture and Design and The European Centre for Architecture Art Design and Urban Studies announced the 60 winners of the 2013 International Architecture Awards, including projects by Pei Cobb Freed & Partners Architects (The Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art Addition and Alteration – Cornell Univeristy); Louise Braveman, Architect (Master plan for a Sustainable Kigutu, Burundi); WEISS/MANFREDI (Brooklyn Botanic Garden Visitors Center, Krishna P. Singh Center for Nanotechnology); Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (Greenland Group Suzhou Center, Chongqing River Tower, Great Lakes Vision Plan); Macrae-Gibson Architects (PS 234 Walkway); GLUCK+ (Tower House) and GAD Architecture (GDKP)…

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On View: At the Center for Architecture and About Town

Coverage: Seventy-Five Years of Oculus
Through 09.23.13

Practical Utopias: Global Urbanism in Hong Kong, Seoul, Shanghai, Singapore, and Tokyo
Opening 10.01.13

Archtober Lounge
Opening 10.01.13

Surface Innovation: Redefining Boundaries of Interior and Exterior Spaces
Opening 10.01.13

New York New World – 2013 Subway Show
Opening 10.07.13

Colombia Transformed / Architecture = Politics
Through 10.26.13

Future of the City
Through 11.05.13

New Deadlines

09.13.13 Call for Entries: EXPO REAL John Jacob Astor Competition for commercial projects

09.13.13: Call for Qualifications: NYC Department of Design + Construction’s Built/NYC Program

09.15.13 Call for Entries: Spark>Spaces Competition for Architecture, Interiors, Urban Design and Landscape

09.16.13 Call for Speakers: LIGHTFAIR® International 2014 Conference Continue reading “New Deadlines”